In a world full of complex challenges, where global issues such as climate crisis and social injustice demand innovative solutions, the confluence of Design Thinking and Life-Centred Design offers a promising approach. A passionate group of Design Thinking coaches recently gathered at the SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg to explore this intersection. We felt the compelling tension between our inherent desire to be user-centred and the deep realisation of the broader system at play.Continue reading “Exploring the Intersection of Design Thinking and Life-Centred Design”
Co-Active Coaching is a transformational coaching approach that focuses on empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives. It is based on the principles of:
- Fulfillment – Discover your unique values to create your vision for a compelling future.
- Balance – Making powerful choices to choose the experiences you want most.
- Process – Being with your emotions in the present moment.
Sometimes we just get stuck – in our jobs, in our relationships, in our lives! We see no way forward to tackle the challenges we are facing. In such moments, it can be helpful to explore new perspectives by adding more choices – saying YES to some things and NO to others.Continue reading “The Power of Exploring New Perspectives”
“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
― Martin Luther King
Each person’s idea of what is fulfilling is unique. Fulfillment is never about getting more of something but about what fills our heart and soul. It is not about a future dream but about discovering fulfillment in every day of our lives – in the way who we are and what we do.Continue reading “Fulfillment Quest – Questions to Discover Your Purpose, Values and Vision”
Every person has his or her own compass of values. Values are a key element at the beginning of every founding story, whether it is an own company or a grassroots movement in a corporation. Of course, such values are much more than financial values.Continue reading “Exploring the Tension between Individual and Corporate Values”
Industrial Design focusing on the physical appearance, functionality and manufacturability of a product enables mass production. User-Centred Design improves the user experience and Human-Centred Design enhances the interaction based on emotional preferences and needs.Continue reading “Sustainable Innovation with Life-Centred Design”
SEEING – Design Thinking meets Theory U
Design Thinking is a systematic, human-centered way of finding solutions to complex problems. It goes beyond traditional design related concerns such as shape and layout. Unlike engineering approaches, which often start from the technical feasibility and economic viability, the needs of the users are key.Continue reading “Leading from the Emerging Future”
No time for a real break? Do you sometimes eat in a rush in between meetings? In our busy always-on world it’s tempting to eat something quickly on the side and not really being present while eating.Continue reading “Mindful Eating – Slow Down and Enjoy your Food”
“How does mindfulness support you as a Design Thinking Coach?” I was asked. Being a Search Inside Yourself teacher, I realized that indeed both are inseparable.
Design Thinking is a systematic, human-centered way of finding solutions to complex problems. It goes beyond traditional design related concerns such as shape and layout. Unlike engineering approaches, which often start from the technical feasibility and economic viability, the needs of the users are key.Continue reading “Connecting Head–Heart–Hand”
After having worked on system integration for the last 20 years, I had the ambition to explore new terrains and contribute to a more innovative developer culture. Fortunately, I was able to take part in a fellowship which provides the great opportunity to experience a different role in another SAP business unit for up to half a year. I turned from an Integration Architect into a DevCulture fellow in the SAP Developer and Community Relations team.Continue reading “What Makes an Innovative Developer Culture?”